Leaders Kinsley are too good for Wetherby

Kinsley Hotel Raiders stayed on course for the Pennine League's Division Five title.
Kinsley Hotel Raiders stayed on course for the Pennine League's Division Five title.
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Kinsley Hotel Raiders strengthened their hold on top spot in Pennine League Division Five with Saturday’s 34-16 win at Wetherby Bulldogs.

Kinsley are four points clear of closest rivals Crofton Cougars who lost 18-16 at third-placed Sherburn Bears.

Wetherby went ahead with an unconverted try and Raiders then suffered another setback when they lost Littlewood (hip injury). He was replaced by debutant Cooke who made telling runs.

Kinsley conceded another try but they rallied superbly with Beddis, Williams, Hepworth, Reall, Cooke, Briggs, Matt Stogden and Kelleher to the fore.

Stu Stogden forced his way over and Cooke also powered over with Matt Stogden adding both conversions

A bit more composure from Kinsley would also have resulted in first-half tries for Beddis and Allott.

The sides were level at 12-12 at half-time but Kinsley took full control in the second period with Hatfield and Langton quickly grabbing tries.

With Howse leading the way in defence, Kinsley continued to dominate.

Reall and Williams linked to send in Beddis before Hatfield scored his second and Stogden kicked his fifth conversion.

Upton ARLFC had a walk-over against Moorends Thorne Marauders in the Championship Division on Saturday.

Upton were originally scheduled to host King Cross Park last weekend but the league then changed the fixture to a home match against Moorends.

Moorends contacted Upton early on Saturday morning to say they would not be coming to Waggon Lane.